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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO BRIDGING DISCIPLINES PROGRAMS IN THE SCHOOL OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

On behalf of the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (UGSAC), Dean Paul B. Woodruff has submitted the following motion to update the core curriculum course lists for the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The proposed changes have been approved by the dean and the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (UGSAC) on August 26, 2011. The Secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on October 5, 2011, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs with notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by November 4, 2011.
Sue Greninger signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council website http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/ on October 25, 2011.




PROPOSED CHANGES TO BRIDGING DISCIPLINES PROGRAMS IN THE SCHOOL OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDP)


IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS YES, THE COLLEGE MUST CONSULT NEAL ARMSTRONG WHO WILL DETERMINE WHETHER SACS-COC APPROVAL IS NEEDED.:
• Is this a new degree program? No
• Does the program offer courses that will be taught off campus? No
• Will courses in this program be delivered electronically? No

EXPLAIN CHANGE TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
 
Most of the changes are editorial; the only substantive change is a name change from International Studies to Global Studies. The addition of the new BDP in conflict resolution and peace studies is addressed in separate legislation. Criteria number four was inadvertently omitted from the general requirements for earning a BDP, and since it is part of the Faculty Council Minimum Criteria for Certificate Recognition on the Transcript, it should be included in the catalog text.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.

 

Pages 19-20


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 
The primary reason for this change is that the faculty panel believes that the name “Global Studies” better reflects what the program and curriculum actually offer students. The name change does not imply any change to the content of this BDP, which offers students the opportunity to explore current themes in a global context. Attention to global studies includes international studies in its emphasis on national politics and structures, as well as recognition of cultural, social, political, environmental, and economic issues that transcend national boundaries. The new name reflects the fact that the program is dealing not just with relations between states, but also with the complexity of globalization; with transnational flows of information, culture, and resources; and with non-state entities.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
 

No


If yes, impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:
 

These programs have all already been approved in the last catalog cycle with the exception of the additional conflict resolution and peace studies BDP, which is addressed in separate legislation.


Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)?

  No

If yes, explain:
 

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
  No

If yes, explain:
   


COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
UGSAC:
Yes
Date: August 26, 2011
Dean:
Yes
Date: August 26, 2011

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.

 

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